Do you want to become a goldsmith?
You are not sure if it is for you?
Well, it is a decision to make, but where do you start?
Of course, the information! My Lesson will help you.
Have you asked yourself if you are an artistic person, are you creative, can you see a picture in 3-D, are you good with your hands, did you ever make anything yourself, at home or at school? Do you have a hobby?
Did you attend art classes at school?
STOP. Don't run away. If you did all this, good for you. If you did not, not to worry, many people discover their talent only after 40 or 50 years of age and become very famous. So can you.
OK, where do we go now?
The book store if you can spend a few bucks. If not, the best place is
the library. Find any info that is related to jewellery and read it,
read it and read it again.
There is another place to go and it is
the best to start with.The jewellery shop, but not just any jewellery
shop. Only one that has a workshop, a manufacturing jeweller. Tell them
that you want to learn the jewellery trade and if they will allow you to
visit the workshop. Better if you can visit few places, trust me they are not all the same and you have to see it with your own eyes. It will be a good lesson for you.
I will tell you a little secret that lots of people know, except you. You don't have to start your studies at a jewellery school, spend years to get a goldsmith certificate and have no experience. Instead, find a jeweller who is willing to take you as an apprentice and apply for your apprenticeship. When you are ready, you qualify and have experience as a goldsmith with a secure job.
For those people who want to learn this trade on their own at home as a hobby, I will see you on the next page - Lesson no:2 The Craft .